Beacon Begins

Beacon is a consortium of 3 local organisations that has been commissioned by Leeds City Council to provide a new city wide Housing Related Support (HRS) accommodation service. Leeds Housing Concern, Touchstone and Foundation are working together to provide a new Housing Related Support accommodation service in Leeds from July 2017. The service will aim to promote wellbeing and independence for those with complex needs, including mental health needs. Named

2020-04-17T10:27:04+01:0029th March 2017|Complex Needs, Homelessness, Housing, News|

"The basics of life" – one night sleeping rough

Simon on the Streets are a charity devoted to supporting people who are homeless and sleeping rough on the streets through intensive support programmes, street outreach work and weekly soup-runs. They reach out to vulnerable people who need help but may be excluded from or refuse other services for various reasons, and are then left unsupported. Every year they host an event called “Sleeping with Simon”, in which members from

2020-04-17T10:07:34+01:002nd November 2015|Blog, Homelessness, Volunteering|

‘Sleeping with Simon’

This year Team Touchstone will be spending one whole night sleeping out on the streets of Leeds to raise money for the charity ‘Simon on the Streets’ as well as awareness of the issues of homelessness, mental health, and the vulnerable members of our community who are falling victim to the ongoing housing crisis in the UK. Who Are Simon On The Streets? ‘Simon on the Streets’ are a fantastic

2020-04-17T10:05:33+01:0026th August 2015|Homelessness, News|